IWW 2019 Cabaret of Monologues

IWW 2019 Cabaret of Monologues

2019 International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues


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We’re proud to present our annual event to celebrate International Women’s Week. This year’s theme is Here I Am. We will feature an array of stories about embracing identity with pride and coming into one’s own. Monologues from playwrights across Canada, as well as performance pieces, will be featured in shows at various locations throughout the community. There will also be two public performances of the full line-up for the general public.

March 3rd to 10th, 2019
Community tour in various venues

March 9th, 2019
4pm and 8pm
Public performance at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (400 Colony Street)

Details on the line-up below!

Sunday Morning Brunch by Ivy Charles
Josephine is a spunky seventeen-year-old girl, confident her sexuality. This confidence is put to the test when she introduces her girlfriend to her religious family (and of course Father Henry) at Sunday brunch.

Thelma and Louise created and performed by Nan Fewchuk
While waiting in Cancer Care, Maggie reflects back on her life, her resentment towards her large breasts, and how the thought of losing one of them changes her perspective.

Geraldine Sloan Truhill: Mommy’s Going to the Moon, Kids! by Natalie Frijia
In 1961, NASA denied training to the “Mercury 13”, an all-female band of astronauts. Refusing to take no for an answer, Geraldine fights for respect from NASA and her family.

The Lightfishers by Leslea Kroll
Chris is a patient in the psychiatric ward of St. Andrew’s Hospital. After experiencing a traumatic event, Chris has begun recovery from an addiction to painkillers.

I Am NOT a Victim created and performed by Shereen Ramprashad
I Am NOT a Victim is a charismatic, satirical poem challenging the media’s perception that women are – and always will be – a victim of something.

Talking about ED created and performed by Hailley Rhoda
Talking about ED is a short puppet piece exploring the “elephant in the room”: how disability and the secrecy surrounding it affects lives.

Who’s Driving? by Makrenna Sterdan
Janet is a fast-talking car saleswoman looking to get you into your next vehicle, all based off current global issues. The biggest problem with these cars isn’t the millennials, or the toxic chemicals, or the Nazis… it’s the auto-pilot feature.

Oracle Jane by Vicki Zhang
How do you confront the destructive power of your own creation? When a data scientist meets a single mother in need, she questions and reflects on her life’s work.

Plus some special guest performances to be announced!

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4pm, 8pm


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